BOSSES at the Co-op on Walney have responded to rumours suggesting the store is set to close.

A Co-op spokeswoman said the Plymouth Street outlet is not closing but is operating on reduced hours.

All Co-op stores will now open from 7am until 8pm.

A Co-op spokesperson said: “To encourage the message to stay at home we will be reducing opening hours which will also give our colleagues time to re-stock. Thank you to all customers for their support and understanding."

Co-op petrol stations will continue to open from 7am until 11pm.